Ruben Cantu

RubÈn Cant˙ has been a journalist since 1995. He is the managing editor of the Del Rio News-Herald. Contact him at

If you like to go out to bars with friends and have a drink every now and then, well, I hope you’ve enjoyed the short break because as of Friday morning, an due to a sharp uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases in Texas, Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order shutting down all bars and capping restaurant capacity at 50 percent.

We are not necessarily back to square one in all aspects of our daily lives, but for now a step back – or pushing the pause button on the economic reopening as Abbott put it – definitively feels like a step in the right direction.

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Well said Ruben.

We must work together to overcome this setback.

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